Events - 25 Oct 21

Connections - 100 Small Postcards

Connections - 100 Small Postcards

Friday 1 October - Sunday 31 October
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Small postcard exhibition October 2021

This is a unique exhibition of over 100 small postcards on display in Edinburgh Palette, POP UP Gallery.

At this challenging time we at Space Artworks were very keen to reconnect with our artists and communities. The small postcard project came about to support and involve those who have been living in isolation in order to encourage creative expression and participation, with the ultimate aim of staging a group exhibition of artworks, which is now possible and open to all.

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 7 October - Thursday 11 November
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course, and has become my most popular course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what  all the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Artisan Stitch is run by Jen Skedd, who is a life-long sewist and degree-trained Textile Designer and Artist. They hold a Certificate of Excellence and are rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’ and ‘Best Private Sewing Education & Training Provider’.

Preservation by Carmen Carmeli

Preservation by Carmen Carmeli

Friday 15 October - Monday 25 October
All Day

I gather earths that I mainly source from nature and I make mortars, painting the landscapes they come from with these. From termite mounds to river sands, all are painting materials.

My practice is an ongoing dialogue with those materials. Responding to their qualities and colours, I layer, erode, polish and build up the surface in a process of creation and destruction. It’s often lots of fun!

The resulting works are immediate, tactile, weighty objects inspired by the abstract patterns found in nature.

You can view the exhibition here: https://www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/events-2/exhibitions/preservation-by-carmen-carmeli/

Into the Dark & Under the Light of the Trojan Moon

Into the Dark & Under the Light of the Trojan Moon

Friday 15 October - Monday 25 October
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Constantine is a self taught artist, originally from Athens, Greece, but spent the last 12 years in Scotland. He moved to Scotland, as a young man to study Geology.. His first memory is that of drawing, which he carried on doing in his teen years, as well as exploring various others artistic and creative  disciplines and routes such as music, which he still does to this day too.

Throughout his University career he realized that Geology was really not for him and that life is simply too short to be wasting on things that have appeal to us. Then he made  the decision to just follow his true calling, ignoring other peoples’ opinions and go after what HE wants in life.

OVERVIEW: The importance of living in the moment. Reflecting on the past and contemplating about the future. Pondering upon making decisions that affect the future.. dwelling upon decisions that already have.. confidence and bravery, respectively derive. “Into the dark and under the light of the Trojan Moon”. Quick light and bold colours are to depict as such.

Visiting Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 8:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 12pm – 4:30pm

 

Untutored Life Drawing

Untutored Life Drawing

Monday 25 October
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Drawing the figure with a mix of short, long and some sustained poses.

For those with some experience who are looking to practice and experiment.

Bring your own materials, easels are provided.

Drop in classes but booking is essential: makinggathering@gmail.com

Nudity (suitable for 16+)

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Icon Painting Monday Online Class

Monday 25 October
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Classes run every Monday apart from some Holidays. You can join us any Monday.

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  •  The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Link to class HERE.

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